About Music

General Music - a broad musical training that can be the foundation for the pursuit of various musical careers

Applied Music - as part of the Applied Music Program, by audition; includes the same as above, plus private instruction in a specialized area of study (Composition, Voice, Instrumental; European Classical and Jazz)​ and performance classes in a supportive multi-cohort peer environment

Programs Offered

Associate in Arts Degrees

  • Option 1: Applied Music
  • Option 2: Music

Degree Requirements


Transfer Options and Opportunities

SMC students have many options and opportunities for transfer. Make your choice and see what you need to qualify.

Completion of major requirements does not satisfy all transfer admission requirements to UC, CSU, California Private, Out of State, or International institutions.

Please note: Not all schools offer this major.​

For additional information visit the Music department website.